A little trip to Little Tokyo
I needed some sort of a sweet escape. The routine of studying and working started to become unbearable and my plate seemed fuller than usual. With all the stress and anxiety from finals season, I decided to take a short trip to LA with my sisters.
Since I knew I would be walking around a lot, I wanted to choose an outfit that was comfortable, yet fitting to the city vibe. I rummaged through my dad's closet for fun and found a navy blue corduroy dress shirt. Not only did it keep me warm from the cool breeze, but also the oversized fitting hid my post-meal belly XD To dramatize the item, I chose to wear over-the-knee boots and a fedora.
I absolutely love LA. The busy streets, high-rise buildings, iconic hotels, and fascinating eateries are all the things that captivate me so I guess you can call me a city girl. Out of all the districts in LA, we chose to visit Little Tokyo. The neighborhood is definitely rich in history. The hardships and memories of the first villagers were still vivid and alive through the murals on the walls and the engravings on the sidewalks. They all told a distinct story.
The history of Little Tokyo actually begins when a Japanese immigrant set up a restaurant and started the first business of the district. Yes, the deep history of the town starts with...food. Speaking of which, I'd like to recommend Marugame Monzo for those who favor authentic Japanese udon. They make their own udon noodles! It doesn't get more authentic than that. The miso carbonara udon and udon gratin is worth drooling over for. But be aware of the long line!